Four Zuni maidens carved from travertine inlaid with turquoise eyes and mouths grace this approximate 21" long necklace by Ryan Awelagte. He is already an extraordinary carver for one so young. His skills were handed down to him by his father Burt Awelagte. He is from the greater Othole family of accomplished fetish artists. Burt's uncle is renowned carver Gibbs Othole. Ryan's little brother is Kyle, a budding artist.
Scrumptious green turquoise, fresh water pearl and natural branch red coral beads are strung on this gorgeous work of wearable art that celebrates feminine energy and strength. The maiden's average in size from about 1" long by 3/4" wide. A sterling silver toggle clasp closure is lovely.